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Craig Fraedrich: Out of the Blues

Read "Out of the Blues" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Out of the Blues, featuring Craig Fraedrich on trumpet and flugelhorn with The Jazz Trumpet Ensemble, would have sounded great in the sweltering hard-bop landscape that Cannonball Adderley, The Jazz Messengers led by Art Blakey, Horace Silver and other jazz legends began to explore in the late 1950s.

Fraedrich has been featured trumpet soloist ...

Sonic Styles of the Seventies

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Hugo Fattoruso
Hugo Fattoruso Y Bario Opa
Far Out Recordings
2018

Once upon a time in Uruguay, teenage brothers Osvaldo and Hugo Fattoruso stepped out of their musical family trio to play guitar and bass for popular Latin American jazz (swing) and rock 'n' roll ensembles venturing in ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Jazz from the US Virgin Islands' new breed

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September 2017 was a horrible month for the US Virgin Islands (USVI). As the New York Times wrote, “In the Virgin Islands, Hurricane Maria Drowned What Irma Didn't Destroy." We should not forget that from these isles, a pool of talent has created music that has endured, survived, and influenced. Music writers and researchers have investigated ...

U.S. Army Blues: Live At Blues Alley

Read "Live At Blues Alley" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When thinking of military bands, many tend to focus on their sterling technique and punctilious performances above all else. Creative concerns are rarely part of the conversation, but this album makes you wonder why. The U.S. Army Blues, a blue-chip big band of brothers that serves as the flagship jazz ensemble in the titular military branch, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra: Joyful Jazz

Read "Joyful Jazz" reviewed by Jack Bowers

One way in which to launch an appraisal of this outstanding seasonal album, the first ever by the world-class Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, is to check out its candid--and uncommonly accurate--title. Joyful? Most definitely. Jazz? Without a doubt. For five years, the orchestra's annual holiday celebration has been a welcome tradition for families in the greater Pittsburgh ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Maryland Summer Jazz Festival Announces Tenth Year Anniversary Season

Maryland Summer Jazz Festival Announces  Tenth Year Anniversary Season

Rockville, MD: For ten years, the Maryland Summer Jazz camp and concerts have been rocking the rafters at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville in late July. Workshops help adult jazz musicians improve their chops and learn performing skills. Public concerts delight area jazz fans and summer tourists. At the heart of the program is the jazz ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Indepth Jazz Clinic - The Music Of Herbie Hancock

Indepth Jazz Clinic - The Music Of Herbie Hancock

An “In-Depth Jazz Clinic" for adults and older teens will be held on Saturday November 16th from 1pm to 5pm at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852. The clinic will focus on Herbie Hancock's 1965 Blue Note Album, Maiden Voyage. It will cover the five tunes: “Maiden Voyage," “Dolphin Dance," “Eye ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Maiden Voyage - The Music Of Herbie Hancock - At Twins Jazz

Maiden Voyage - The Music Of Herbie Hancock - At Twins Jazz

Concerts Friday Nov. 15th and Saturday Nov. 16th, 2013, will feature the music from Herbie Hancock's 1965 Blue Note Album, Maiden Voyage Performances are at Twins Jazz (1344 U Street NW Washington, D.C 20009) Shows are at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Admission is $20. Make reservations from twinsjazz.com A concept album relating to the sea and its ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Washington, D.C. Reclaims its Role as a Jazz Destination

Read "Washington, D.C. Reclaims its Role as a Jazz Destination" reviewed by Jazz Beyond Borders

"Music is a powerful thing...fresh air for your life. You need jazz to breathe. It's just like oxygen." --Jimmy “Junebug" Jackson


Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz

Oxygen for the Ears is a 2012 award-winning documentary film depicting the vibrancy of the jazz scene in the nation's capital. Made ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Maryland Summer Jazz Festival Dives Deep into Jazz

Rockville, Maryland -- Six years ago, internationally respected jazz saxophonist and educator Jeff Antoniuk decided to start a jazz camp that would help musicians get out of the basement and onto the bandstand. The transplanted Canadian was fortunate; he did not need to look far for help. Members of his own critically acclaimed quartet, Jeff Antoniuk and ...